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It was 37 words that reshaped America for the better. The much better, actually. "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers might have thrown a wrench into plans for a proposed casino project on Star Lake in Otter Tail County, Minn.
The kerfuffle over the Dakota Access Pipeline was all about the "rule of law" we were told. The U.S. is a nation of laws, and if those laws aren't followed we aren't anything more than a banana republic, we were told. Oh, the good old days of demonizing anybody who thought perhaps the folks building the pipeline and the North Dakota government were complicit with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in rushing to get the DAPL completed before all the T's were crossed and I's were dotted.
PELICAN RAPIDS, Minn.—A steady stream of opponents made their way to microphones inside the Pelican Rapids High School auditorium Thursday, June 15, voicing concerns to Otter Tail County commissioners about a proposed casino project on Star Lake. Their goal was unmistakable: To have the commissioners call for an environmental impact statement to fully study the effect of what's being called the largest commercial construction project in county history.
Ty Dayton is confident a large casino and resort complex won't be built on Star Lake in Otter Tail County, Minn. He can't pinpoint why, exactly, he feels this way other than to say, "It'll never be built. ... I just can't imagine this is going to go. I just can't." Is this wishful thinking from the president of the Star Lake Concerned Citizens Group or does Dayton know something that hasn't yet been revealed?
History is a slippery slope, as our friend Jim Shaw is learning. The Forum columnist and 970 WDAY contributor opined last week that Fargo Public Schools should rename Woodrow Wilson High School because the 28th president isn't worthy of having anything named after him.
Just so you know, before you go and plunk down that $2 for a Powerball ticket, you’re not going to win. And it doesn’t help your chances to spend $10 or, God forbid, $50 on multiple tickets. Your odds of having your numbers drawn Saturday and winning the $435 million jackpot are 292,000,000 to 1. But you probably already knew that, because every news story dealing with the Powerball in the past couple of weeks lists those odds.
In cart-before-the-horse annals, the community debate of where a new convention center should be located ranks up there with the discussion of which president should be scrubbed from Mount Rushmore to make room for Vladimir Putin. Don't you think it wise to see where Putin's influence takes the country before we stick his mug between Jefferson and Lincoln?
Make Coal Great Again. That's what Donald Trump is aiming to do by pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement, along with stripping away Barack Obama's legacy and showing those European and liberal snowflakes who's boss. If south Florida goes underwater, so be it. The president can rebuild Mar a Lago in his beloved Pittsburgh, which will have an average daily winter temperature of 81 degrees. This is all about who has the biggest smokestack, after all. And when your hands are as small as Trump's, you have to compensate with bold moves and bolder lies.
Heidi Heitkamp has a way of ticking off liberals, even if she's the only North Dakota Democrat to win a statewide race in what seems like 100 years. This reveals liberals to be generally clueless about what's going on around them. The U.S. Senator had the audacity recently to tell a group of state business leaders that the so-called "resistance" movement against President Donald Trump is "a waste of my time."